Island, 2015, production image, HD video, colour, sound, 28 minutes 35 seconds

Excerpt from the beginning of Island, 2015

Directed, filmed and edited by Ellie Kyungran Heo
Translated by CL-Jame, Karine Jones
Special participants: Paldo (the white dog), Kim Eunja, Haewol and Jang Sangjea
For Stuart Croft (1970-2015)

Island features an island located at the southern-most point of South Korea, one small enough that it takes but an hour to traverse its circumference. On the island, there are two extremely contrasting atmospheres, from crowded hordes to hours of emptiness. This contrast emphasises its sense of place as an island, both geographically and psychologically. 
Island sheds light on the lives of some of the residents of the island and the questions: where are you now?, why are you here? and what happened to you? are put to the subjects of the film, the audience and the director herself.​​​​​​​

Exhibitions and Screenings:
Ellie Kyungran Heo: Island, Online Exhibition, LUX, London, UK, 2021
Indi-Visual: Ellie Kyungran Heo, EXiS: Experimental Film & Video Festival Seoul, Seoul, Korea, 2021
21st Biennial Contemporary Art Sesc Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil, 2019
Once Upon A Town, Storytelling Festival by bureau europa, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2019
Musanghan Muhyuil @ Parker's piece, SPACE ONSU, Seoul, Korea, 2019
Dear Cinema, MMCA Film & Video, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, 2018
Whitstable Biennale 2016: Artists’ short film programme, Kent, UK, 2016
Sense of Place, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2016 
Mount Florida Screenings, Mount Florida Studios, Glasgow, UK, 2016
Gödöllő International Nature Film Festival, Gödöllő, Hungary, 2016
CICA International Experimental Film and Video Exhibition, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 2016
Talking Film #3 Ellie Kyungran Heo, Chelsea Film Forum, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK, 2016
Island, solo exhibition awarded by the 8th New Discourse, Cyart Space, Seoul, Korea, 2016
Colony, Artist Moving Image Programme in association with LUX, South London Gallery, London, UK, 2015
Show RCA, Degree Show, Moving Image Studio at the RCA, London, UK, 2015